ABF Freight

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ABF Freight Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
84 Reviews
3.0
84 Reviews
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ABF Freight CEO Judy R. McReynolds
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefit, good pay easy job union job (in 11 reviews)

  • Solid reputation, good pay and benefits (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours over worked but compensated (in 13 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is impossible unless you don't care (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at ABF Freight

    Pros

    Great benefits, fame oriented company

    Cons

    Profit not process oriented - get on the dock

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use logical reasoning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporate Drama, Weak Management, and no sales bonus!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Fort Smith, AR
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Fort Smith, AR

    I worked at ABF Freight full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The terminals: drivers, operations and cashiers.

    Cons

    Corporate inbreeding and weak management. As well as bullying and illegal treatment of employees overlooked by upper management and human resources. Underpaid drivers. Union. Do not pay claims.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No need they wouldn't take it anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Senior account Executive

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABF Freight full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Team environment flex hours and overall nice place to work

    Cons

    Poor benefits. No bonus structure that is attainable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve service benefits and middle management

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  5.  

    Pulled the wool over our eyes

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Former Sales Representative in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Former Sales Representative in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at ABF Freight full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    none anymore--all of the drivers are p/off because of the give back and purchased transportation. Even though it is cheaper labor, they really can't compete with the Con-Ways, Fed Ex Frt, UPS Freight, Southeastern. All those companies would have to do is step up a pricing war and ABF could not compete.

    Cons

    I hope you are not a minority and hope to even get consideration for any kind of sales, management (other than a graveyard supervisor) and maybe sales in a desolate part of town. Forget moving up into upper management.
    Sales Mgr--and or/vice president type job...just won't happen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit gloating about the profits that are made at the expense of the employees and quit paying yourself so much bonus tied to the give backs and other 'gimmicks'. I can't wait until the next contract!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Potential to be good, but intimidation tactics and poor upper managment get in the way

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in North Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in North Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at ABF Freight full-time

    Pros

    The schedule overall is nice. You work 3 on 3 off 12 hour shifts which gives a lot of free time for personal life (excluding exceptions). The pay is decent which decent insurance and benefits.

    Cons

    To sum it up: all the responsibility and none of the decision making power. Long hours with high expectations from upper management are compounded by them doing nearly nothing to help you and will not take advice from any of the supervisors. Upper management tries to rule by intimidation and strong arming those below them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The public relations letters are full of talk about truth and honesty without politics and drama, which is great, but if you want that to be factual, then talk and listen to middle management in order to put needed practices in place to make a better work environment for all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    No work/life balance. None. Nada.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor

    I have been working at ABF Freight full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay in mid 60s for operations supervisor. Does force you to either learn to manage well or you'll flush out quickly.

    Cons

    Terrible hours. Held accountable for things outside your control. Paid once a month. Those folks at home? Oh yeah, that's your family you never see.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Metrics and algorithms cannot always pinpoint the specific weakness in an EOL terminal. Sometimes the TM is weak and blame falls to the lowest point in the management chain. Be wary of leaders that are quick to throw blame at their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    ABF is a solid company to work for either in management or as a dockmen.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dock Men in Sauk Village, IL
    Current Employee - Dock Men in Sauk Village, IL

    I have been working at ABF Freight full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you are a dockmen, every week you have your check. There are guys that are working 7 day a week, ot and double pay you can really make some huge money. Just as anything else, you want to make big money have to work hard for it. Great insurance and pension plan if a dockmen.

    Cons

    Supervisors get paid once a month. As a dockmen you work weekends friday and sunday very difficult to work decent hours. No vacation for the first 3 years but sick days 5 per year.Cold on the dock.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Those individuals as casuals that are not working up to the standards hire new employees and let these clowns in the circus--- Management can make it work for those that want to work the weekends place them on top of the priority list. We have enough casuals to work Saturdays and Sundays.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Sales

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at ABF Freight full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great pay, reasonable hours and caring local management

    Cons

    Claims handling at the corporate level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review claims handling as customers will continue to leave for cheaper carriers if claims are not going to be paid anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I love ABF

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABF Freight

    Pros

    Great people and opportunity available.

    Cons

    Office cube environment can be boring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Driver

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABF Freight

    Pros

    Good benefit, good pay easy job union job

    Cons

    You start from the botton up that means you will work grave yard a least 3 to 6 months

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